Cool air, cowboy hats, and...puka shells? When you travel to Waimea, Hawaii, you get an iced coconut blend of island culture with a cowboy twist. Sure, you’re a quick drive to the surf and sea, but you’re also smack dab in the middle of rolling green hills and morning mists that blanket the pastures. This is ranch country, with plenty of horses and cattle roaming through the tall grass. Why not roam with them? Leave behind those starchy work shirts and tight skirts and don your best Hawaiian outfit. With discounts on Waimea hotels, you can even pick up some spurs once you’re here. Let yourself go and enjoy the paniolo (cowboy) life on your vacation.
There’s something that feels timeless about Waimea. Maybe because it’s also the oldest part of the island, as it’s home to Kohala, the eldest of five volcanoes that make up the region. But there’s something else. Maybe it’s the sea breeze and lassos that give this town a feeling of the past. Experience it for yourself when you pick up a Waimea rental car and head to Parker Ranch. Parker Ranch used to be one of the largest ranches in the United States, and today, you can sign up for tours through the historic estate. When your stomach begins to call for nourishment, do as the locals do and head to the any of the Waimea Farmers Markets. The largest one is on Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Just look for a Waimea motel that has a refrigerator so you can bring your nibbles with you.
It’s time to let go and get in the island spirit. Trust Travelocity to help you with accommodations. We offer deals on hotels in Waimea, so you can get in the groove. Plus, if you want to do some island hopping, we also offer discounts on cheap hotels in Maui. Your tropical journey awaits.